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  • Summary: Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels. Will you make it out alive? Armed with only your wits and a pair of top-of-the-line Stealthing Goggles, it's your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that's determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armor, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! And once you've defeated these deadly chambers (or they've defeated you), create your own fiendish death-rooms in Stealth Inc's fully-featured level editor. This game supports Cross Buy and entitles you to both the PS3 and Vita version! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Aug 8, 2013
    91
    Instead, I was thinking, "This game is so awesome." That, or silently cursing Curve Studios for making a game that's equal parts insanely addictive and fiendishly difficult. That's a dangerous combination if you ever want to put a game down — though why you'd ever want to put Stealth Inc. down, I don't know.
  2. Jul 29, 2013
    86
    Stealth Inc. A clone in the Dark combines a clever design with navigation puzzles, traditional platforming and a complete level editor.
  3. Jul 23, 2013
    80
    Not quite a classic, but not too far off, Stealth delivers something the Vita hardly has in abundance and does so with the kind of smart game design that makes for an addictive ride.
  4. Jul 23, 2013
    80
    Platform, puzzle and stealth in one single, addictive… and very bastard game. Take it and make yourself proud of your skills and patience!
  5. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    As is befitting, Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark snuck up on gamers and took everyone by surprise. With so many inspirations there’s bound to be something that most will relate to, be it a belittlingly wry attitude, spatial logic puzzles or simply Sam Fisher’s goggles (minus a lens). Try it, buy it and you’ll experience a charming puzzler that hides everything but its devious charm.
  6. Jul 25, 2013
    75
    This is a very fun, but also frustrating 2D-platformgame. It's all about figuring out puzzles, figuring out how to get to the next level. Your clone will definitely die a couple of times, but the way he smashes is very fun to look at, so you will probably not feel sorry. This videogame with more than 80 levels is definitely worth your money.
  7. Aug 3, 2013
    65
    It does exactly what we expect of a ‘smaller’ game nowadays. It’s stylistically interesting, brings bite-sized gameplay in a steady pace, gives you an insane challenge and every now and then a quirky comment is made about the player. On paper it looks like a success story, but lack of character make sure that this game never becomes more than a series of faceless challenges. A shame, because with a little more soul this game could’ve been great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 27, 2013
    10
    This game is hard, but really fun. They do a great job introducing new abilities throughout the game. The music is great, and the game has a great sense of humor. Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    10
    This is a beautiful and brutal game. The controls are perfect. It's the first very good 2d jump and run on the ps vita. The end of the story is stunning and you're breathless. Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    Indie puzzle platformers are kinda cliche but this game is still awesome. Really great style without any pretension typical in indie games. All the puzzles will make you think but aren't impossible. I didn't need a to look a solution once. Runs perfect on Vita. Fun game. Get it. Expand
  4. Jun 21, 2014
    9
    A challenging and incredibly enjoyable 2D puzzle-platformer with some great stealth mechanics. With excellent level-design, a steady difficulty curve, plenty of extras, and new challenges around every corner, it's hard to find much fault with the game. It's definitely hard, but rarely manages to over frustrate thanks to it's top-notch design.

    While the game often requires quick thinking, fast reflexes, patience, and pattern memorization, the difficulty doesn't mean it's inaccessible to those who haven't given the genre much attention. In fact I can see anyone picking it up and having a good time, but that being said only the elite are going to be able to take a spot on the leaderboards. In order to become one of those people is going to require quite a bit of practice.

    Still, the game is incredibly rewarding even to those like myself who have to suffer through countless deaths before seeing the end of a level. While it does have the potential to frustrate, the fresh theme and overall excellently designed gameplay are enough to keep the game fun throughout. My total score for the game is a 9.1/10=Amazing.
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  5. Sep 4, 2013
    8
    Lot of thought-out stealth action in well designed levels. Unforgiving but fair short levels and instant restart after deadly mistake are good for playing on the go. Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2014
    8
    Story:
    You play a clone who is being tested by an unknown see-er to see how good your stealth skills are. That's really it as there's
    virtually no story here. This is a simple indie game, so it should come as no surprise.

    Gameplay:
    This is one of those addictive games that punishes you A LOT, but gives you that satisfying feeling of beating something hard. The controls are pretty basic as you can only jump, move left to right, crouch, hang on edges, push certain objects, activate switches, and hack terminals.
    The level design for the most part is well made. There are 8 sections here and each one adds something new to the game whether it be a new enemy type or mechanic. Because of how much I died, this took me a few hours to complete. Overall, the gameplay is frustrating but addictive, and if you can't take the heat, you can always skip a few of these missions. 8/10

    Graphics:
    The game doesn't take full advantage of the PS Vita, but it still looks good. I like how the game uses shadows, the lighting is solid, the minor gore is cool to see. and some of the enemies and bosses are well designed. For a 2D-indie game, the visuals are nice. 7/10

    Sound:
    I like the nice techno stealth score the game had. While none of the tunes match the scores from Mission Impossible or James Bond films, they're still nice to hear. 7/10

    Verdict:
    This is a fun stealth game that rewards patience, timing, personal reflexes, and skill. This game is definitely worth buying for its cheap price.

    Rating: 8/10
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